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Minnesota often tops lists for most expensive child care in the U.S. Areas outside the Twin Cities metro lost more than 20,000 child care slots between 2000 and 2020.
Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm was central in state efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington, Education Commissioner Heather Mueller and Commissioner of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Mark Phillips are also leaving the cabinet.
While Democrats in the House and Senate have not yet rolled out their priorities for the 2023 legislative session, Gov. Tim Walz and prominent DFL lawmakers have already expressed support for legalization.
In a 12:30 a.m. speech at the Minnesota Republican Party's election night party in Minneapolis, Jensen congratulated Walz on a hard-fought campaign.
This year, Minnesota Republicans appear to have their best shot at winning a statewide election for the first time in over a decade in the race for attorney general, but many of the contests, such as for control over the Senate and House of Representatives, remain up in the air. Core issues candidates have campaigned on in 2022 include crime, abortion rights and inflation.
Though the pardons are expected to affect nearly 6,600 people, data from the United States Sentencing Commission indicates only three Minnesotans are eligible to receive a pardon.

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Scott Jensen, GOP nominee for Minnesota governor, took in more money than his opponent over the last month's reporting period, but his spending still trailed significantly.
In their only meeting to be broadcast across Minnesota, the candidates traded barbs in a contentious hour-long debate moderated by Mike Mulcahy on Minnesota Public Radio.
Republican Scott Jensen, a doctor and former state senator, is running against DFL Gov. Tim Walz, who is seeking a second term.

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